NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event will examine the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London. What does the City of London Corporation need to do to make sure that the City remains as the world’s top financial and business centre? What impact is Brexit having on the City’s occupiers both large and small, and what does this mean for the environment of the City and what it needs to provide to those in the Square Mile? Can the City be doing more to keep the cranes moving and to build optimism and investor confidence following Brexit? What is the right sort of environment to do this in for the future?
Following a networking lunch, delegates can enjoy afternoon tours of recently completed and nearly completed developments and area tours:
Tour A: City Cluster, led by Gwyn Richards, Head of Design, City of London Corporation
This tour will cover the most recent schemes in and around the Eastern Cluster and provide an insight in to those schemes in the planning pipeline as the City seeks to consolidate the cluster.
Tour B: 8 Finsbury Circus , led by Wilkinson Eyre
This tour will offer a detailed look at this recently completed 171,000 sq ft office building.
Tour C: Aldgate – led by Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation), Department of the Built Environment, City of London Corporation
Tour D: WeWork - Moorgate and Devonshire Square
This tour will explore new ways of working in the City, delegates will visit both WeWork's recently opened Moorgate and Devonshire Square buildings and will hear about co-working and shared workspaces in the City.
Tour E: Smithfield and High Holborn, led by Maureen Joyce, Principal Planner (Urban Design), City of London and Ted Rayment, Assistant Director Development West, City of London
This tour will cover St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Smithfield General Market site proposals in West Smithfield, Bart’s Square development in Bartholomew Close, the Goldman Sachs development on Farringdon Street and new developments along Holborn Viaduct and Old Bailey including One New Ludgate and 60 Holborn.